Monday, October 3, 2011

Giving Thanks…

 

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The theme this week is “gratitude”.   Oh my…

I just have so much to be grateful for. The Lord has blessed me with such a wonderful family, friends and now my precious grandchildren!  I’m grateful for my health, my children’s health, and for my son who is a brain tumor survivor!  The list could go on and on.  I’m just so grateful for so many things.   One of my favorite quotes on gratitude is by Melody Beattie:

 

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.”

Yes, isn’t it amazing the how our attitude toward life and others can change everything?

 

So, what are you truly grateful for today?

47 comments:

Teresa said...

Susan, a beautiful piece of work and an inspirational quote . . .thank you I have loved this. Teresa x

Lynn said...

You!
Am so blessed to be able to pray for your family!
Psalms 31:14-16 But I trusted in thee, O LORD: I said, Thou art my God. My times are in thy hand: deliver me from the hand of mine enemies, and from them that persecute me. Make thy face to shine upon thy servant: save me for thy mercies' sake.
Prayer Bears
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PrairieJill said...

Beautiful!

Pat Mark said...

So pretty and the words are so moving. I too have so much to be grateful for. This challenge really gave me time to think of all those things.

Ruth said...

I agree, so thank you for sharing this today :) love you photo and the edit too.

Rosemary Aubut said...

Beautiful image and quote!

Leah C said...

Amen:) Lovely photo!

Desirae R said...

This is really beautiful! I am really drawn by the colors and texture of this. Well done!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Lovely post! My devotional yesterday was about being thankful to God even for the trials. Hard to do but very rewarding.

say cheese said...

lovely flower, nice quote and texture!

Ashley Sisk said...

Love the quote - such a beautiful image.

Kristi said...

Hi Susan! Beautiful image and texture and beautiful words from a beautiful heart!

Sherrie St. Hilaire said...

Thank you, Susan, for such a beautiful and inspiring post. Your image is beautiful but your words filled my heart! I love that quote...you have no idea how much I needed to read those words. Bless you, sweet sister!

Rosie@leavesnbloom said...

That's lovely Susan and so lovely to read about how the Lord has blessed you and your family.

Jessica said...

Beautiful quote from Melody Beattie -- I have never heard of her but that quote is so full of wisdom! Thanks for sharing. : )

Nadege, said...

Love the single flower amongst the greenery.
We should all take time to count our blessings. Wonderful quote.

Kathy said...

Lovely photo and textures, and beautiful sentiments. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and your very kind words.

Kathy

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Very pretty, Susan. Simple but says so much. :)

DebC said...

Beautiful words.
Thank you.

Amarie said...

So simple, yet beautiful! Thank you for visiting. :-)

Terrie said...

Absolutely beautiful image and commentary! Thanks so much for sharing and reminding us the value of gratitude.

Linda Makiej said...

Beautiful texture work - just great!! :)

Tiffany said...

Love the quote and the picture is fabulous...hope you had a great day:)

Tiffany

Marilyn said...

You said this so beautifully. I sometimes think I can't be grateful enough!

Sarah said...

I love this so much Susan.

Kathleen said...

Beautiful image, and wonderful quote. I think that if more people had that attitude, the world would be a much different place.

ShonEjai said...

Beautiful photo! Very well composed!

Lynne said...

Beautiful words and beautiful texture work!

Danelle said...

Love the photo, but that quote is just wonderful! When we stop to be grateful, what we have really is enough--usually more than enough! Thanks for sharing. :)

deb duty said...

Your edit is lovely and the words are beautiful! I love the reminder to have a thankful attitude.

Patty Wysong said...

Beautiful.
So much to be thankful for! Thanks for the reminder.

Cherry said...

Thanks for visiting me at Pursuing Heart. Love your photos here on your blog! And yes, grandchildren are such a blessing - we have nine, and #10 is on the way!

Stefanie Brown said...

Love, love, love this statement:

"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life."

How true!

What a blessing your post was to me today!

Wonder said...

it turns what we have into enough and more...
thanks for the encouraging reminder! happy day to you ☺

Sylvia said...

Wonderful photo and a great quote, Susan !
Lovely wishes,
Sylvia

Peggy (mazmagi) said...

AMEN and Blessings Susan... I'm just so grateful also but mostly today that you came to visit and be in touch! So good always to see your smiling face :0)...and a beautiful fragrance from this precious flower photo and WORD!
May our gratitude unlock the fullness of life each day! Thank you Susan for your message and your love... Peace & love, Peggy

Christine said...

Beautiful photo. I totally agree with the quote from Beattie. Nicely put!

Christine

Cathy said...

So pretty, Susan, thanks for that reminder. Blessings ~

Blue Cotton Memory said...

I am so blessed, too - and so thankfull. Trying to come up with ways to instill that gratitude in my children.!

From the Heart said...

Beautiful Word and picture. I have missed you on WFW for some reason. Good to see you again and I am thankful that you have so much to be thankful for.
Praise the Lord.
AE

Dorie said...

How true, it is amazing how much our attitudes affect our lives!
Beautiful photograph!

SharonB said...

Wow...Thanks for the reminder! Just beautiful.

Kaye Swain - SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation said...

Lovely picture and sweet words of encouragement and inspiration. Thank you for sharing this :)

lori said...

perfectly perfect friend...
can't wait to get that special teapot out! :) and YES, send me some pics..the texture thing is AdDictive!!

xoxo, lori

Misty said...

Beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

Linda/patchwork said...

Very nice. And, very true.

Amy said...

Such a great photo... I love the composition and the muted tones.